Foraging Adventures: Wild Food Tasting
Gathering our own food is one of the most satisfying experiences a person can have. Most food grocery store food is produced far away and the nutrient density deteriorates rapidly as it loses freshness. Meanwhile, there are so many local plants, nuts, seeds & fruits growing all around us that go unused. These foods are often higher in nutrient-value than their store-bought counterparts & they’re free!
Join us for a tasting of locally collected wild foods cooked & served in creative ways. You will experience a slideshow demonstrating where these foods grow, how to identify them and we will discuss ethical and regenerative harvesting methods.
This will be interactive with many dishes to sample - take home the knowledge of how to gather, prepare and enjoy food from your local ecosystem.
WHEN - April 7, 2019
WHERE - South Berkeley (Exact location disclosed at ticket purchase)
HOW MUCH - $33
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Ecotherapy & Gardening Workshop
"Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes."
Join us at the farm as we tend the land and our inner ecosystems. We will enjoy fresh-picked herbal tea and be guided through clinically-proven strategies, such as Cognitive-Behavioral writing exercises, Bioenergetics & Active Meditation, designed to relieve stress, anxiety & depression. Even if you are feeling fine, feel free to participate in order to add these practices to your tool belt and teach others.
We will then enjoy farm activities such as weeding, seeding, mulching & pruning. Tasks will range from very easy to more strenuous depending on what you are up for. This will be a great break from winter hibernation to connect and be outdoors contributing to a community project. This event is free and open to all.
1pm : Tea Service / Ecotherapy Exercises
2pm : Land Stewardship / Farming
3pm : Wrap-up / Harvest
WHERE: 1050 San Pablo Ave Albany, CA - UC Gill Tract Community Farm
WHEN: Sunday March 3, 2019
Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/1005579542972337/
Bryan Bramlett, founder of Healing Ecosystems, works with communities to promote food sovereignty & community resilience through foraging education, Ecotherapy & Permaculture workshops. From working at school gardens to managing an Agroecology plot at Gill Tract Community Farm, Bryan is active in bringing the local food movement to many populations. He holds a Master's in Somatic Counseling Psychology from JFK University. Healing Ecosystems' mission is to support individuals and communities in experiencing the transformative effects of connecting to local ecology & giving back to the planet